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Making The Rounds: 8/24/2010


The UNLV Basketball team signed another recruit in 6' 6" small forward Karam Mashour.

"Karam is a talented wing, who shoots the ball well," Kruger said. "He is aggressive off the dribble and he will be a really good addition to our program. He has an uncle that lives in town, which will help him greatly with the transition."

UNLV's 11 day football camp in Ely is over following Saturday's Scrimmage.

"If I was to describe our team right now, in a word -- tired," he said. "We are fatigued as a football team. We wanted to see live blocking and live tackling, we obviously emphasized that. We had a prescribed number of plays today and got in and got out clean, except for (offensive lineman Shane) Watterson (Saugus, CA/Saugus HS) getting hurt and hopefully he's okay.

New Mexico -

New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley said that the camp in Ruidoso, NM was beyond expectations.

"I don't think he has done anything to lose the job and not just tonight," said Darrell Dickey, UNM's offensive coordinator. "He continues to grow and get better and the guys believe in him. But we have some really good young guys and we'll have to sit down and decide how we want to work that position."

In the Lobo's Women's Soccer program, the team shutout Nebraska 3-0.

Nebraska finished the game with eight shots on goal but a stellar performance by sophomore goalkeeper Kelli Cornell and the New Mexico defense prevented the visiting squad from scoring.

Wyoming -

Wyoming is setting up a Football Kickoff Luncheon for Monday, August 30th.

The luncheon will be emceed by The Voice of the Cowboys Dave Walsh, and will feature Wyoming Football Head CoachDave Christensen and his staff. In addition, all four of the 2010 football team captains will be featured--Austyn Carta-SamuelsBrian HendricksDavid Leonard and Chris Prosinski. Christensen will take questions from fans during the program.

The Cowgirls Women's Soccer team lost to Colorado 2-0.

"We spent a lot of the game chasing the ball and we were unable to get any rhythm in the attack as a result," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "Colorado is a quality team and both goals they scored were really quality finishes."

Utah -

Wyoming isn't the only school getting together to kickoff College Football. Utah's is August 28th.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet athletes from all 18 Ute varsity teams. The event--which typically draws 4,000-5,000 people--features autographs, pictures, interactive games, food and prizes.


Utah's senior center Zane Taylor has been selected as a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

Taylor is a MWC Scholar-Athlete and three-time academic all-conference selection who carries above a 3.50 GPA in health education. He has been involved heavily in the community in his hometown of Moab, Utah.


Fall Camp is winding down for the Cougars as well as much of the MWC.

"We continue to get better," said BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall. "The more we go against each other the more it gets heated." 


Do note, Heaps went 3-3 for 27 yards on 3rd down conversions.

Both of BYU's Cross Country teams were picked to win the MWC.

Patrick Shane’s women’s cross country team and Ed Eyestone’s men’s cross country team were selected to win the 2010 Mountain West Conference titles, in a vote by the conference’s coaches released Monday. 

Colorado State -

Colorado State's Women's Basketball team has announced their 2010-2011 schedule.

The Rams host six of their first eight contests at Moby Arena, including a rematch Nov. 23 vs. Denver after a tough loss last season, and the 17th annual Coors Light Rocky Mountain Invitational. Teams participating in the tournament include Texas Southern, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and future Mountain West opponent Boise State. CSU will face the two Texas schools Nov. 27-28.

CSU's football camp finished up as well and here was Coach Fairchild's take on the final practice.

"I just wanted one practice during camp," Head Coach Steve Fairchild said, "where we didn’t have much going on during the day, to simulate that Nevada or Idaho experience, where you’re waiting around all day and then coming out and trying to perform later in the evening."

TCU - 

TCU's Gary Patterson show is making its return on September 2nd.

Hosted by Brian Estridge, the "Voice of the Frogs," the Gary Patterson Show will air live from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on 92.1 FM KTFW as well as 88.7 FM KTCU and

TCU's Women's Soccer Team destroyed Texas Southern 7-0 on Sunday.

"We responded in the second half and were much sharper," said head coach Dan Abdalla. "Its now a matter of maintaining the intensity we had in the second half for an entire game. Overall, I was pleased that we were able to find a little bit of rhythm, but now we have to build on that and keep improving."

Air Force -

Along with Utah's senior center Zane Taylor, the Falcons senior Defenseive Back Reggie Rembert has been named as a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

Rembert was a first-team All-Mountain West selection at cornerback as a junior in 2009 and was recently named to the 2010 All-MWC Preseason team and the 2010 Paul Hornung Award watch list. The Flower Mound, Texas, native recorded 43 tackles to go with three interceptions last year. Rembert has started 25 of 37 career games played with 131 tackles and six interceptions.
Air Force's final scrimmage will be closed to the media and public.

The Air Force football team's final scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday, Aug. 28, will be closed to the public and media in preparation for the team's season opener on Saturday, Sept. 4, vs. Northwestern State. All other practices Monday through Thursday are open to the public. 


San Diego State -

Suites are now available for the 2010 Aztec home football games.

Suite rentals include 12 tickets, as well as food and beverage service for the cost of $1,525 per game. Each suite is also equipped with a television, kitchenette, sofa and barstools, among other amenities.

San Diego State's Men's Soccer team recruiting class is ranked 29th in the nation.

San Diego State's 2010 men's soccer recruiting class has received a No. 29 national ranking from College Soccer News. It is the fourth year in a row that the Aztecs have had a top-30 recruiting class, and the fifth time in the last six seasons that they've been ranked in the top 40.


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